Qatar nationals offered chance to train with world-class scientists
Qatari high school and college students who are interested in building successful careers in biomedical research have been invited to apply to join summer training programs offered by WCM-Q.
Applications have just opened for Qatari nationals to join two training programs at WCM-Q that offer the chance to learn key biomedical research skills in the college’s hi-tech labs under the guidance of leading researchers from all over the world.
Yassir Hussain, assistant director of research training and outreach, said: “We have just opened applications for our extremely exciting biomedical research programs for high school and college students. Both programs have been carefully designed to provide essential practical skills and knowledge of biomedical research, delivered by extremely talented scientists.
“If you are a Qatari national and you are interested in a career in biomedical research, these programs are a brilliant way to make a very positive start.”
WCM-Q’s Research Internship for National High School Students is available as a two-week or four-week program that runs during the summer and earns students 50 to 100 volunteer hours.
The Research Internship for National College Students is available as a four-week or eight-week summer program and teaches both lab skills and research management skills, as well as providing advice about the many career options available in the field.
The two programs are a part of the Biomedical Research Training Programs for Qataris (BRTP_Q) and provide Qatari nationals with valuable experience.
Moza Al Hail completed the program in 2016. “I have had such a great time here and learned so much,” she said. “I learned that there is much more to research than what goes on in the lab.”
All Qatari nationals who are interested the Research Internship for National High School students or the Research Internship for National College Students should visit http://qatar-weill.cornell.edu/research/researchprograms.html and complete their application before the closing date of June 9, 2017. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or send a WhatsApp message to +974 5031 6671.
Dr. Khaled Machaca, associate dean for research, said: “These programs offer a wonderful opportunity to not only build a very successful career in a fascinating field, but also to help build Qatar’s emerging R&D sector and contribute to achieving the goal of diversifying the economy to provide prosperity and security for generations to come.
“Quite simply, it is an opportunity that is too good to miss.”